From the 5- track debut EP ‘Foreign Legacy’, Unchained XL brings us the slick single ‘But Do They Know’. This afrobeat groovetrack will quickly become a favourite on your playlist.
Unchained XL is a British born Nigerian New Zealand Hip Hop artist and producer with a unique, afrocentric sound that is easily recognizable as his own. With the debut release of his EP ‘Foreign Legacy’, UXL blends traditional afrobeat-inspired textures and rhythms with various styles of hip hop, utilising a combination of live instruments and synths.
With overarching themes of faith, identity, justice, virtue and cultural innovation, he draws both musical and lyrical inspiration from artists such as Fela Kuti, Jidenna, M.anifest and Lecrae. Supported by his live band, UXL delivers a highly energetic and convicting performance that will leave you searching for more.
“But Do They Know”, featuring Kiwi Kenyan rapper JessB and Igbo Nigerian singer Nuel Nonso, is about being empowered by the acceptance of one’s multicultural, afropolitan identity and shedding the limitations that may accompany it.